Sweet & cold- if you like frappuccinos, you will like this. I had a real coffee granita in Rome 3 years ago, and have been craving one ever since- so I was excited to try this recipe out. Of course it is not as good as the original- nothing can compare to real Italian coffee in front of the Pantheon. I used splenda instead of sugar- but next time I will leave most, if not all, of the sweet out to be more authentic-tasting. Still, at only 80 calories a pop, makes a great treat!